Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
McGraw-Hill, 1959 - 282 halaman
In 1914, an expedition headed by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica. Shipwrecked and marooned for months on end, their ill-fated voyage became a triumphant story of indomitable courage and faith in the face of astounding obstacles.
A bestseller since it was first published in 1959, Alfred Lansing's Endurance now features a foreword and afterword from Dr. James Dobson—inspiring every reader to persevere no matter how impossible the challenge.
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But faces that had previously been clean-shaven were now covered with a
scrubby, half-inch growth of whiskers. And everybody's face grew filthy from the
blubber smoke. It infiltrated everywhere, clung tenaciously to whatever it touched,
Holding it up close to his face, he read its hands in the feeble light of the moon,
shining through the thin snow clouds. In time it became a kind of gruesome game
—seeing who could hold out the longest before asking again what time it was.
of 's o : o, . . . o 23 () ol l, what seemed to be an almost vertical slope, cutting steps
in its face with the adze. Finally, about eleven-fifteen, they gained the summit.
Shackleton was the first to peer over. He saw beneath him a precipitous drop, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUlasan Pengguna - le.vert.galant - LibraryThing
Shackleton's attempted transversal of the South Pole is without doubt the greatest feat of polar expedition, even though he never touched the Antarctic shore. Lansing's account comes from the golden age of travel writing, the late 1950s. The combination is irresistible. Baca ulasan lengkap
LibraryThing ReviewUlasan Pengguna - santhony - LibraryThing
I very much enjoy non-fiction books whose focus is on exploration. One of the most fascinating topics within this genre involves polar exploration. It never ceases to amaze me that there were actually ... Baca ulasan lengkap